NEWS FLASH! - the Manic Miner® app - a perfectly formed replica of the much-loved home computer game, with 3D voxel-style graphics - AVAILABLE NOW
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IMPORTANT: To 'Save' the game go 'Back' to the Main Menu before quitting the App.
Manic Miner for the ZX Spectrum (an 8-bit personal home computer released in the UK in 1982 by Sinclair Research Ltd, which sold in excess of 5 million units worldwide) is one of THE defining games of the 1980s.
Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum is offered as an in-app purchase from within the Recreated ZX Spectrum app. (The in-app is priced at £2.99. The Recreated ZX Spectrum app includes more ZX Spectrum games plus Sinclair BASIC).
Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum is also available in this stand-alone form but does not include any other ZX Spectrum games.
Manic Miner: ZX Spectrum is the 100% original ZX Spectrum game, written in 1983 and is brought to you - as an officially licenced product - utilizing our ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection technology.
- portrait and landscape play / display modes
- iDaptive (user-definable, game-specific joystick, keypad & canvass) Controls
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- ‘auto save’, on exiting the game
- authentic 'Spectrum' sound
Manic Miner is a platform game originally written for the ZX Spectrum and released by Bug-Byte in 1983 (later re-released by Software Projects). It is the first game in the Miner Willy series and among the pioneers of the platform game genre. The game itself was inspired by the Atari 800 game Miner 2049er. It has since been ported to numerous home computers and video game consoles. At the time, its stand-out features included in-game music and sound effects, excellent playability, and colourful graphics, which were well designed for the graphical limitations of the ZX Spectrum. On the Spectrum this was the first game with in-game music, the playing of which required constant CPU attention and was thought impossible. It was cleverly achieved by constantly alternating CPU time between the music and the game (which accounts for the music's stuttery rhythm). The in-game music is In the Hall of the Mountain King from Edvard Grieg's music to Henrik Ibsen's play Peer Gynt. The music that plays during the title screen is an arrangement of An der schönen blauen Donau (popularly known as The Blue Danube), a waltz by Johann Strauß.
Manic Miner for the ZX Spectrum contains the following 20 rooms:
1. Central Cavern
2. The Cold Room
3. The Menagerie
4. Abandoned Uranium Workings
5. Eugene's Lair
6. Processing Plant
7. The Vat
8. Miner Willy meets the Kong Beast
9. Wacky Amoebatrons
10. The Endorian Forest
11. Attack of the Mutant Telephones
12. Return of the Alien Kong Beast
13. Ore Refinery
14. Skylab Landing Bay
15. The Bank
16. The Sixteenth Cavern
17. The Warehouse
18. Amoebatrons' Revenge
19. Solar Power Generator
20. The Final Barrier
In each of the twenty caverns are several flashing objects, which the player must collect before Willy's oxygen supply runs out. Once the player has collected the objects in one cavern, they must then go to the now-flashing portal, which will take them to the next cavern. The player must avoid enemies (listed in the cassette inlay) as Poisonous Pansies, Spiders, Slime, and Manic Mining Robots, which move backwards and forwards along a predefined length at constant speeds. Willy can also be killed by falling too far, so players must time the precision of jumps and other movements to prevent such falls or collisions with the enemies. The game ends when the player has no lives left; extra lives are gained every 10000 points.
About Elite®: Elite Systems Ltd was incorporated in England in 1984.
* Links (from the News tab within the app) to the re-launched Kickstarter appeal for the Manic Miner® Limited-Edition Collectors' Print Playing Cards and for the Jet Set Willy® Limited-Edition Collectors' Print Playing Cards.
* More links to the now available Manic Miner® app - a perfectly replica of the much-loved home computer game, with 3-D voxel-style graphics.
* Support for the Recreated ZX Spectrum device.
* Enhanced compatibility with both iPhone and iPad devices - 'Universal' app.
Ratings and Reviews
Slow button response, most notably on jump which can be frustrating a difficult to get used to. Also, landscape mode isn't very good as screen covers buttons - buttons still work though. It should be noted that I'm trying to play it on iPhone 4 - it might work better on other devices. Overall: disappointed :-(
Enjoying the sheer frustration once again
When my mates and I played this when we were 16, it was always a challenge to beat the other. Absolutely loved this game back then on the speccy with its spongey keys and now I'm re-living my spotty oik days all over again two decades later-except the spots!
Superb!!! I'm in Speccy heaven playing this classic again :)
Be nice to choose the bug byte pic instead of software projects ..
Otherwise - excellent game !!
- Elite Systems Ltd
- 71.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © Manic Miner (C) 2017. Manic Miner Is A Registered Trademark In The UK (#3100730). All Rights Reserved. Manufactured Under Licence by Elite.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.